She Has Cut Her Hair

Devil-may-care,
She, has cut her hair
And her ribbons gay
Have gone away

He
Thinks of Hardy’s “Ruined Maid.
While she
Has no knowledge of poetry.

Hardy’s Maid
Was devil-may care
With feathers in her hair.
For the poet wished to satirise.

But you will find
That girls of a certain kind
Have eyes
That see behind
The smile, of the unstaid maid,
Although they have heard
Not a word of Hardy’s poetry.

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